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The Program Reviews

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
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Those are fairly standard story lines in a football movie, so that leaves the assorted relationship subplots, which frankly, are worse.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

January 24, 2014
Brian Lowry
Variety
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Most of the focus is on Sheffer, whose character is too enigmatic, while Epps , Berry and Swanson gamely try to pull for extra dramatic yardage but can't do much with their underwritten roles.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The Program is a routine Joe College movie, with the added twist that Joe College is Joe Kane (Craig Sheffer), a prime contender for the Heisman Trophy.

Full Review Source: New York Times

August 30, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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By the film's end, I found myself simultaneously hoping that ESU would win its big game, and that the school would pull the plug on its football program. I guess that's how I was supposed to feel.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Norman Chad
Washington Post
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One might want to consider wearing a helmet while watching.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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As noisy and ludicrous as all this sounds, the movie does have its share of guilty pleasures. Like the kid on steroids, it's revved so high that it's out of control.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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The Program is a mish-mash of cliches.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Hardly any shattering revelations here and certainly no blame-placing.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The Program is largely a compendium of football grievances mixed with soap opera high jinks.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 25, 2005
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

| Original Score: 3/5

February 11, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2004
Spence D.
IGN Movies

| Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2004
Shellie Iliff
Palo Alto Weekly

| Original Score: 2/4

May 20, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3/4

March 23, 2003
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 2/5

November 12, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002

Entertainment Weekly
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| Original Score: C+

September 24, 1993
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